The horror movies genre will have a boost in the fall of 2021, with titles scheduled to hit theaters between September and November. Following a year of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. It was unknown how the horror movies industry would rebound, particularly in terms of theater releases.
Surprisingly, the horror movies genre has aided significantly in reigniting interest in returning to theaters. Additionally, streaming services, like Netflix, continue to expand their horror movies options.
Due to the continuing shutdowns, the heavy-hitting releases began in the spring months, notably May. Spiral, the ninth installment of the Saw franchise, was released first. Followed by Army of the Dead and A Quiet Place Part II on Netflix.
The latter of which was instrumental in reviving the movie theater by outperforming box office estimates. Summer films such as The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The Forever Purge, and the Fear Street trilogy maintained the momentum.
Though technically the summer season finishes in late September. For the purposes of this article, let us suppose the fall season begins in early September. Prior to this period, the film industry had several major releases, with August releases including Don’t Breathe 2 (August 13th), The Night House (August 20th), and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman sequel (August 27th). Having said that, there are still plenty of other horror movies scheduled for release in September, October, and November. Here is a list of every big horror film scheduled to release in the fall of 2021.
Malignant – September 10
Malignant, James Wan’s forthcoming horror movie, has been cloaked in secret for most of its production phases. Though the title was announced in 2019, the plot details were not revealed until July 2021, barely two months before the film’s premiere.
The film chronicles the story of Madison, played by Annabelle Wallis, a young lady who is paralyzed by visions of heinous killings. However, the images become a reality, deteriorating her condition.
Maddie Hasson, George Youn, Michole Briana White, Ingrid Bisu, and McKenna Grace are other cast members. Wan’s Malignant, a Warner Bros. release, will premiere on HBO Max on September 10th, the same day as the theatrical release.
Halloween Kills – October 15
Halloween Kills, which was delayed a whole year owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, will finally hit theaters on October 15th. The much-awaited sequel picks up seconds after the events of 2018’s Halloween.
It chronicles Michael Myers’ (Jamie Lee Curtis) escape from Laurie Strode’s (burning house) before starting his rampage throughout Haddonfield.
Meanwhile, Karen (Judy Greer) and Allyson (Matichak) follow Laurie to the hospital before teaming up with other town residents such as Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall) to finally eliminate “The Shape.” Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, and Charles Cyphers, all of whom appeared in John Carpenter’s original Halloween, have also been confirmed for Halloween Kills.
While the Strode women and Haddonfield will put up a fight, David Gordon Green is currently developing Halloween Ends, which is scheduled to air in October 2022.
Last Night In Soho – October 29
Edgar Wright’s next film, Last Night in Soho, comes four years after his last scripted feature, Baby Driver. Rather than returning to the action genre, Wright reintroduced a psychological element to horror.
The film chronicles Eloise’s (Thomasin McKenzie) journey to 1966 London as an aspiring fashion designer. Rather than reappearing in her own body, she is sent back in time inside the body of Sandy (Anya Taylor-Joy), a singer who is also Eloise’s idol.
Eloise’s reality begins to break shortly after living as Sandy, with devastating consequences. Along with McKenzie and Taylor-Joy, the cast includes Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, and Jessie Mei Li. As was the case with Halloween Kills, Last Night in Soho was originally intended to release in the fall of 2020 but was delayed a year.
Antlers – 29 October
Scott Cooper’s latest film, Antlers, is a supernatural horror. Originally slated to premiere in April 2020, the film has been pushed back to late October 2021 due to COVID-19.
Julia Meadows (Keri Russell) is a teacher in a small town in Oregon who is concerned about a kid named Lucas (Jeremy T. Weaver). Julia approaches Paul Meadows (Jesse Plemons), the town’s sheriff, who also happens to be her brother.
The situation becomes much more problematic when it is discovered that Lucas is harboring magical creatures in his home. Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan also star in the Guillermo del Toro-produced film.
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City – November 24
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is the final title on the list with a confirmed fall 2021 release date. The film, directed by Johannes Roberts, is a remake of the Resident Evil film franchise, based on the first two video game titles released in the 1990s.
When the pharmaceutical business Umbrella Corporation departs from Raccoon city, the area devolves into a wasteland teeming with evil.
A group of individuals, including members of the Special Tactics And Rescue Service (STARS), set out to trek across Raccoon City in order to uncover the horrible truth about the Umbrella Corporation. Claire and Chris Redfield (Kaya Scodelario and Robbie Amell), Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen), Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), and William Birkin are all prominent characters (Neal McDonough).
The Resident Evil franchise may continue beyond the first reboot, depending on the popularity of Welcome to Raccoon City.
Someone’s In Your House – TBA
While a fall 2021 release date has not been announced, there is anticipation that Netflix may broadcast There’s Someone Inside Your House in time for Halloween.
The streaming giant commemorates the eerie fall months with an annual “Netflix and Chills” event, which might include a screening of the slasher film based on Stephanie Perkins’ 2017 novel. The film is directed by Patrick Brice and follows Makani Young (Sydney Park), a Hawaiian native who relocates to Nebraska in order to complete high school. Soon afterward, her classmates become the victims of a serial killer who disguises himself as one of the frightened.
Makani joins forces with others to put an end to the terror as the killer unearths hidden secrets. Apart from Park, the horror film is directed by James Wan and stars Theodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, and Sarah Dugdale.
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